The American Legion Boys State program is the country's premiere summer youth camp designed to develop leadership and promote civic responsibility in young men. Held mid-June at Weber State University. Contact Steve Hardman at shardman @ssummit.org for more information.
Grades 9-12 Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.
11th Grade students may apply for this full-ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training at any accredited American university. Deadline to apply is 1/24/18.
Engineering State is a 4 day summer camp for high school juniors who are university bound, with a high interest in math and science, and interested in engineering or computer science as a possible field of study. E-State is on the USU Logan campus from June 4 - 7, 2018, where students will stay in dorms. You must have a 3.0 GPA to attend, and the cost is $150. Application opens Jan. 1 at www.engineering.usu.edu/events/e-state/e-state.
The Utah Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will provide selected 11th graders the opportunity to attend the 2018 Spirit of America Youth Conference at Valley Forge, PA. The program also includes tours of Valley Forge, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. See Ms. Regan for information/application. Deadline 11/17/17.
Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Open to 9 - 12th grade students. Apply online by 7/31/18 at www.genkellyscholarship.com.
Girls State, held at Weber State University in Ogden from mid-June, 2018, is a week-long program created with the purpose of educating Utah's youth about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Girls graduating from Girls State will receive 3 Political Science college credits from WSU, which are transferable to other universities. You must have at least a 3.5 GPA to participate. Let Ms. Regan know if you are interested.
For students who may want to attend Southern Utah University, this is a 9-day summer leadership and learning program for highly motivated students. Must have a 3.75 GPA to apply. The program costs $1000, but those who are selected and complete the program will have a 4 year Presidential Scholarship to SUU. Apply online at www.suu.edu/gha by 3/1/18.
HOBY-Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
Sophomores: Leadership seminar designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. School will sponsor 1 boy and 1 girl. See Ms. Regan for application.
Constituting America Students in Grades K - 12 have opportunities to create essays, films, songs and more to celebrate and promote the US Constitution. Various cash prizes and scholarships. High School Utah Entrepeneur Challenge The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC), sponsored by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah, is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship and offers over $30,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. Deadline 3/1/18.
For Utah students 16-18 years old enrolled in high school
during the 2017-18 school year. Simply write your 500-word typed essay about what drives you now. One $5000 winner and one $1500 winner will be awarded. Due 3/19/18.
Juniors and Seniors Show excellence in business and marketing courses and accomplishment in the use of technologies within these subjects. Nomination by a teacher required. Due 4/1/18.
Open to students in grades 9 -12, contestants must write an essay or produce a video on "How will agriculture feed the world?". Entries must be received by 1/31/18.
Grades 9-12 The 2017 - 18 contest challenges students to closely examine why diplomacy and peace building matter. National winners will receive up to $10,000.
Profile in Courage Essay Contest Grades 9 - 12 The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of poitical courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
Essays are due 1/4/18.
Grades 9-12 Utah High School students compete for financial rewards and the opportunity to speak at various Freedom Festival events. Submit a speech, essay or short film on a topic related to freedom. Deadline 3/16/18.
Grades 5-12 The Prudential Spirit of Community Award honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Applications due 11/7/17.
Provides awards that equip outstanding low-income high school juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to top-ranked colleges. Full four-year college scholarships for seniors. Demonstrate academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. Apply by 3/21/18.
Two $500 scholarships for 8th & 9th graders who use the StepUp Utah Scholarship Toolkit to learn about scholarships for college. Applications are due April 17, 2018.
Two $500 scholarships for 10th & 11th graders who use the FAFSA4Caster to learn about financial aid for college. Applications are due April 17, 2018.
Grades 7-12 The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
StudentCam StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2018 competition theme, "The Constitution and You". Submission deadline 1/18/18. Utah Farm Bureau Short Story Contest Grades 3 - 12 and adults over 18 may submit a short story or video on the theme "Agriculture - Our Future". Prizes include cash, a pizza party, and resource materials for the teacher. Visionary Scholarship Program Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply. The American College Foundation encourages an early start in planning for college. Write an essay on "Why College is Important to Me". We The Students Essay Contest The Bill of Rights Institute sponsors the We the Students Essay Contest, with the prompt: To what extent does the government have to monitor internet content? First place prize $5000, 6 runners-up and 8 honorable mentions. For students in grades 8 - 12, submit essay by 2/5/18.